“An experience! Great to have a presenter who has the human touch in the financial work. Really experienced and in touch with the health sector.” – The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – Stansted

Today was another great day running The Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – this time in Stansted for a large mixed group of NHS staff. It’s such a pleasure to work with people so eager to learn new skills. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day.

The NHS Budget Holder's Survival Guide - davidbaileyfcca

Today was another great day running The Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – this time in Nottingham for a large mixed group of NHS staff. It’s such a pleasure to work with people so eager to learn new skills. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day.

Evaluation Comments

Comments from today’s event include (with permission gratefully received from each participant):

“Very informative and engaging workshop.”

“Has made a dry subject very interesting.”

“Informative, entertaining, enlightening and very useful.”

“Very informative and no jargon!”

“Totally new to budgets, yet this was delivered in a language I understood – with humour!! Great day. Thank you :)”

“No jargon.
Loads of fun.
Easy to understand.
Easy listening.
Free book.
Free calculator.
What else can you want on a study day? :)”

“I didn’t know finance could be fun. I really enjoyed today. Thank you. I know things now.”

“Informative, challenging and simplifying difficult concepts… all with humour and highly entertaining for the audience.”

“Entertaining, informative and a wealth of knowledge made simple to understand. Worth every minute.”

“After 10 years as a manager and budget holder I wish I could have had this training sooner. Such a great day, which was entertaining and enlightening!”

“Great session and very informative. Would recommend to everyone.”

“An experience! Great to have a presenter who has the human touch in the financial work. Really experienced and in touch with the health sector.”

“Superb course. Budget management made lighthearted and fun. Who’d have thought?”

“Very informative course. David actually made budgets interesting! Would highly recommend for all budget holders.”

“One of the most engaging and enjoyable training events I’ve been on (and I’ve been on lots!)”

“Who knew budgeting could be fun? Nice lunch!”

“Today has been fun! and I have learnt so much. I would encourage anyone who is involved in financial matters to attend this course.”

It’s always interesting to see how people’s confidence in interpreting financial reports can be transformed in just a day. I’ve spent two decades doing finance training within the NHS and have developed a Seven Step Method for interpreting financial reports using seven questions, making three calculations and taking no more than 15 minutes. It works every time.

Resources

It’s essential to have a Budgetary Control Policy within your organisation if you’re going to have clear standards of financial support and clear policies for financial practice. Examples of Budgetary Control Policies include:

Lincolnshire Partnership – Budgetary Control Manual
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – Budgetary Control Policy
Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG – Budget Holders Manual

I wish you luck in implementing your Action Plan. Do let me know how you get on. Many thanks to everyone who made the day so successful. Feel free to leave a review below in Leave A Reply. Thank you.

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